at Mountain Kingdoms (view profile)
Location Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 9th February 2017
Category Business/Accounting
Job Type Full-time


Mountain Kingdoms is a specialist tour operator that has been offering trekking holidays for over 29 years. We also now offer a range of Cultural Tours, Cycling Tours, Adventure Cruises and Trekking Peaks in addition to our core trekking holidays.

We are members of AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators) and IATA (International Air Transport Association), and we are also ATOL (Air Travel Organiser's Licence) Bonded.

We have a small team of 13 staff: 8 full-time and 5 part-time and are now seeking to recruit a full-time Bookkeeper.

Main Duties

  • Processing of Purchase / Sales Invoices
  • Allocation of Customer payments
  • Bank Account Reconciliations
  • Job Costing
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • International Currency Payments
  • Forward / spot purchase of foreign currencies
  • VAT Returns
  • Petty Cash
  • Preparation of accounts to Trial Balance
  • Accruals and Prepayments
  • Fixed Assets
  • Pension Admin

Required Skills and Experience


  • Would suit AAT/CAT qualified, or QBE as a minimum requirement.
  • Previous accounts experience is essential and previous use of Sage accounts is an advantage.
  • Applicants must be computer literate with Microsoft applications including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with the ability to multi task and to respond to tight deadlines and to work under pressure.
  • Good communication skills - written English is particularly important, plus confidence to talk to clients on the phone.
  • A team player with a positive attitude


  • Long haul travel experience, though this is by no means essential.

How to apply

To apply for this post please submit a CV and covering letter, outlining why you feel you are suitable and what attributes you could bring to our team.

You can submit your application by email to:

Or alternatively by post to:

Denise O’connor

Accounts Manager

Mountain Kingdoms Ltd

20 Long Street


GL12 7BT

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